| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:06 PM
Wielding 100-mph winds and punishing rain, Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday at Cape Lookout, N.C., threatening severe flooding and wind damage as it disrupted the July 4 holiday for a quarter-million beachgoers.
The first named storm of...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:19 PM
North Carolina's Outer Banks absorbed a direct hit from Hurricane Arthur on Friday but emerged with only minimal damage as the storm blew out to sea and threatened riptides and flooding from New Jersey to Massachusetts.
"I think we dodged one," Mike...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:03 PM
The Peninsula was spared from any major damage after the first named hurricane of the Atlantic season stormed by the region Thursday night and Friday morning.
Local emergency dispatchers, National Weather Service meteorologists and Dominion Virginia...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Seeking timely tropical updates from social media? Twitter is a better bet than Facebook, the National Hurricane Center says.
That's because of Facebook's policy of filtering news stories that don't fit its format.
The result: only 16 percent of the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Tropical Storm Arthur, rapidly making its way up the East Coast, is predicted to become a hurricane by Thursday afternoon. While Fourth of July festivities in Ocean City won’t be a total wash, the National Hurricane Center is advising beachgoers...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
When it comes to hurricanes, girls can be real killers. Yet not enough people take them seriously enough, a new study has found.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that female-named storms have...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Arthur weakened from hurricane force on Saturday and pelted parts of southeast Canada with heavy rain and strong winds, leaving 250,000 homes and businesses without power, as the storm swept away from New England.
Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday designated its first area of interest for possible tropical cyclone formation, a gathering of thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Forecasters called it a "complex low pressure area" in the southern Bay of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The tropics are quiet nearly a month into the Atlantic hurricane season, and that could eventually mean the season's latest start since at least 2004.
No tropical cyclones have formed yet this year, whereas in each of the past nine years, a tropical...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As the United States prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the weather is preparing to supply the fireworks in the form of the first named Atlantic hurricane of the season.
Tropical Storm Arthur, carrying winds of 40 mph, was about 95 miles off...